Overview

Indicates a research-demonstrated benefit

Overview

Guided-inquiry, introductory mechanics labs designed to promote students' mental construction of concepts.

Type of Method Curriculum supplement
Level Designed for: High SchoolReferences coming soon, Intro College Calculus-basedReferences coming soon, Intro College Algebra-basedReferences coming soon, Teacher Prep Course, Teacher Professional Development, Intro College Conceptual
Can be adapted for: Intermediate, Upper-level Undergraduate
Setting Designed for: LabReferences coming soon, Studio
Can be adapted for: Lecture - Small (<30 students)
Coverage Few topics with great depth
Topics Mechanics
Instructor Effort High
Resource Needs TAs / LAs, Advanced lab equipment, Tables for group work
Skills Designed for: Conceptual understandingReferences coming soon, Lab skills, Making real-world connections, Using multiple representations
Can be adapted for: Problem-solving skills, Metacognition
Research Validation Based on research into: theories of how students learnReferences coming soon, student ideas about specific topicsReferences coming soon
Demonstrated to improve: conceptual understandingReferences coming soon
Studied using: research at multiple institutionsReferences coming soon
Compatible Methods Peer Instruction, PhET, UW Tutorials, JiTT, Ranking Tasks, ILDs, CGPS, Physlets, Context-Rich Problems, RealTime Physics, TIPERs, ABP Tutorials, SCALE-UP, OSP, OST Tutorials, Thinking Problems, Workbook for Introductory Physics, LA Program, CAE TPS, MBL, CPU, TEFA, Tools for Scientific Thinking, Tutorials, Clickers, Responsive Teaching
Similar Methods RealTime Physics, Tools for Scientific Thinking
Developer(s) Richard Hake
Website http://www.physics.indiana.edu/~sdi/
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